What’s Current: Gender and diversity co-ordinator at Canadian Mental Health Association charged with sexual assault

Sean O’Toole, left, in an undated photo, now known as Jacquelyn Laronde, 46.

Two men, one of whom now identifies as Jacquelyn Laronde, have been charged with sexually abusing a child. Laronde is co-chair of Kingston Pride, the gender and diversity co-ordinator at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kingston, and was featured as a speaker at Kingston’s Women’s March.

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